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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics. Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jessica graduated from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in mass communication.

During her time at University of Florida, she worked as an associate editor for The Gainesville Sun and interned at Entercom Communications. In 2011, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

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Limbaugh: Outrage over rodeo clown same as Muslim reaction to Muhammad toon

Rush Limbaugh weighed in on the recent uproar over a Mo. rodeo clown wearing a President Obama mask during a bull-riding event, saying that it's "no different than those countries reacting freakishly when there were cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad," first reported. Published August 14, 2013

Members of the hacking group Anonymous. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Anonymous' secret presence within the U.S. military: report

An active-duty Army captain and member of Anonymous spoke with BuzzFeed on condition of anonymity about the prevalence of the "hacktivist" organization within the military and how the U.S. can look forward to plenty more leaks in the future. Published August 14, 2013

'Support rodeo clown Tuffy Gessling' soars on Facebook

A Facebook group created Monday for Tuffy Gessling, the rodeo clown who was banned for life from the Missouri State Fair for wearing a President Obama mask during Saturday's bull-riding event, has already gained more than 30,000 supporters who think he has been treated unfairly. Published August 14, 2013

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Detroit police release bra sizes of its officers

Detroit police mistakenly emailed the height, weight and bra sizes of the department's female officers when they were notified that their bullet proof vests were ready for pickup, local media reported. Published August 14, 2013

** FILE ** Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man behind the anti-Muslim movie that inflamed the Middle East, is escorted by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies from his home early on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in Cerritos, Calif. (AP Photo/CBS2-KCAL9)

Filmmaker blamed for Benghazi attack speaks in first TV interview since release

In his first television interview following his supervised release from prison, filmmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, who produced "Innocence of Muslims" blamed for inciting the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi, urged the White House to be more careful in its assessments in the future, National Review Online reported. Published August 14, 2013

**FILE** Director Oliver Stone poses for the photographers during a photo-call for the movie "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" in Berlin on Oct. 12, 2010. (Associated Press)

Oliver Stone: 'Obama is a snake and we have to turn on him'

A video released Wednesday shows American filmmaker and Vietnam veteran Oliver Stone telling a Tokyo audience that President Obama is a "snake" for "institutionalizing" illegal National Security Agency spy programs, the Blaze reported. Published August 14, 2013

Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones, right, is congratulated after hitting a three-run home run off San Francisco Giants' Barry Zito in the ninth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Giants fan who threw banana near Adam Jones apologizes

The Giants fan who chucked a banana near Baltimore Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones during a game in San Francisco this weekend said he was shocked to learn he was at the height of the controversy. Published August 13, 2013